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      01-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #67
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Just Beautiful. You made the right choice.
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beautiful! black wheels are a must ;]
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Congrats. Great color
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      01-10-2013, 12:34 PM   #71
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I had to say it. Looks good, I am sure you will get a lot of attention if that's what you are after.
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Congrats! I love bright colors on the E9x.
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      01-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #74
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it's hard to get yellow colored cars to just look right, this time you did. congrats.
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      01-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #75
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I'm curious OP, had you seen Sophisto Grey in person? I'm wondering what your thoughts are on it compared to Sparkling Graphite.
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      01-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #76
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To each his own. Glad you love it!
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      01-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #77
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      01-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #78
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WOW!! Really beautiful, congrats! The color is perfect.
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Standing ovation. Awesome color and kudos for actually ordering it
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First of all, congratulations on your new car. Let me tell you that despite the fact that colors and tastes are a matter of opinion, the yellow color shouln't be thought of twice. All yellow colors are the best and no other color beats it when it comes for turning people's heads.

So I guess you made the absolute right choice. Now regarding tuning and modifying it, I'm more than 100% against that decision because you're going to mess it up BIG time.
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Nice choice in color INDEED.
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      01-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #83
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      01-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #84
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I love Speed Yellow. Congrats.
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      01-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #85
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Sick color. Is there any reason in particular you skipped the nav this time around. I'm about to order one and want to go with a cleaner look that will age better but keep thinking I will regret not getting the navigation even though I know I don't need it.
I wish my car didn't have navigation, or it could be updated with software only. It's completely out of date and lacks features. My smart phone does everything better.
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      01-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #86
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Previously I had a Jerez Black E92 M3 ZCP with pretty much every option except rear window shade. I loved that car! I drove the tires off of her! (Almost literally -- when I put the OEM Contis back onto the wheels, I realized my AD08s were horribly corded, and I mean get-out-your-oils-and-paint-on-the-canvas corded.)

Then I decided to trade her for a new M3. (Why? Why. Okay, moving on....)

I wasn't quite settled on the color, but I wanted something different this time.

Something Individual.

It was going to be between yellow and blue, but I wasn't sure which. I spent hours weighing them all. Of the blues, I love Laguna Seca Blue, but that color is so perfect on the E46 M3, it feels a bit out of place on the E92. Santorini Blue is very hot, and I very nearly ordered that one.
Atlantis Blue
was also in consideration. There were some very sexy other colors, in grays and blacks and browns -- and I love Sophisto Gray!! -- but I had had a Sparkling Graphite 335 and the JZB M3, and now I wanted something brighter, more fun. So if it wasn't going to be blue, gray or black, maybe yellow? Maybe yellow!

Now, I don't want to offend, but for me Dakar Yellow has always looked kind of sun-faded to me, so that was out. My local dealer had a very sexy Z4 on the lot in Atacama Yellow, and that really tempted me. But while Atacama Yellow worked on the roadster, it was too orange for a coupe.

And then there was Speed Yellow. I've always loved this color, but I wasn't sure I could get it on the M3. The Porsche color is gorgeous, but there are previous few pics of Speed Yellow E9x M3s. These things can be hit or miss. I decided to go for it! In the end, it took over a month before I got confirmation that I could get Speed Yellow. When my confirmation arrived, though, it caught me by surprise because it came with a production number and a European Delivery delivery date in 3 weeks! I had to push that back a month just to coordinate with my schedule.

When I finally got to the Welt, as soon as I saw her, I knew I made the right choice!

(I'll post more about my ED experience in another thread.)

The car
  • E92 Competition Package
  • Individual color: Speed Yellow
  • Black Novillo Leather
  • Heated Seats
  • Comfort Access
  • Carbon Leather Trim
  • 6MT
  • Aluminum pedals

Mods planned

I'm intending on doing only modifications that can be reverted to 100% OEM.
  • CF splitters (OEM)
  • CF grilles and gills
  • CF mirror covers (though I'm not sure about that and will have to see the car again before deciding)
  • CF hood vents
  • Color-matched replacement for reflectors (IND)
  • Exhaust*
  • Black 339 M wheels (via Turner) w 255/275 tires (probably AD08s)
  • Clearbra
  • Window tint
  • GC camber plates (likely)
  • Dinan/Brembo BBK (maybe)

* Regarding the exhaust, I'm a bit ambivalent. On my previous M, I had the M Performance Exhaust, which sounds wonderful, but hey I want something a bit louder and bassier now. I'm thinking of possibly a Gintani Race, Supersprint or Eisenmann Race, or perhaps the Evolve E-tronic, with some sort of x-pipe. That research is continuing.

The car is on the boat as I write this. I expect to be actually receiving it around the first week of February.

Anyway, enough words. Here are some pictures!

(I apologize for the iPhone pic quality. The yellow seems to elude accurate rendering in photos. There were warm lights and cooler lights, with daylight washing in from the windows, so every angle lent the color a different hue.)
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      01-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #87
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Looks awesome!
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      01-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #88
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congrats, very special and looking forward to reading your ED experience
Thanks!

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Awesome combo, congrats...just starting the process on my individual color, cant wait!
Good luck! It's great picking that special color for yourself.

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woooooooow congrats on your new yellow beast-she looks STUNNING! personally i think that both dakar and speed yellow are two very nice shades of yellow cant wait to see her all modded up, thanks for sharing and keep us updated!
Thanks. I will post pics when it happens.

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Individual could have also provide an OEM Black kit (wheels, grills, gills, and tips) at Welt delivery. The OEM parts replaced are shipped to you separately.

Enjoy your car!
Yeah, I missed that when Individual didn't just say yes, it gave me a production date. Does BMW have CF grills and gills? I've seen the black.

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I have been waiting on this, based on your avatar and sig pic

thread delivers.


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Beautiful and lovely color choice.


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Showstopper for sure. You can do so much with that color. I can imagine carbon spoiler would look fantastic as would a color matched BBK. Congrats and hope to see you in CO.
Not really feeling the spoiler -- too small to mark it out in contrast, for my taste -- but thanks!

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I am sure speed yellow in person will look even better. I like to know who comes up with these individual colors. Every individual color has been mind-boggling.
It's tough, the pictures just don't capture it.

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my oh my... wise choice on sy, it's sexy as fuck. :lipbite:

btw regardin cf mirror caps, imo u outta do an e60 m5 paint scheme. hit up iND
I'll have to look that up.

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Sweet!


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Really fantastic!

Might have to step up for a unique Individual color the next time I play.
Worth it!

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Yellow on black
Heehee!

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Congrats! Speed Yellow really suit the sporty lines of the E92; it's gonna be outstandingly beautiful with GTS wheels
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Wow, simply gorgeous. Thanks for the great writeup also, very well-worded.

Enjoy that immensely!
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Stunning color nice choice.
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car looks fantastic!
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Simply stunning!!! I LOVE your M3.

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By far the best yellow on the M3. I hate dakar yellow and you're right..it does look sunfaded. Congrats man! We need more pics :-)
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It is a great color for the M3. I like it much better than Dakar yellow which to me is very pale. I have a 2003 Boxster S in speed yellow, one of my favorite colors.
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She has a great car.

I hope the wait isn't too killer. That was the hardest part of Euro Delivery.
Thanks! I'm thrilled (obviously)!

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This thing is going to look so sick with tint and those black GTS wheels! One thing I didnt see you mention was if you were going to put a spoiler and diffuser? I love the look of the OEM CF performance spoiler! It especially looks really good with the edge or top painted like on my car.

Also, what exhaust are you thinking? Do we need to have another exhaust testing meet? ;-)

Cant wait to see this beauty in person!
Diffuser quite possibly. Spoiler, probably not, at this point. Still don't know about exhaust. Would love to pull together another meetup!

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Nice!! Does the car GO FASTER with Speed Yellow!! :-)
I didn't name the color. (And I didn't write the FP headline, either!) But we'll see.

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Very nice. Some yellow contrast stitching on the interior would have went well with this IMO.
Yeah, I considered it, but it didn't grab me.

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Wow ballsy choice, but why not.
I agree with you skipping the navi. I have a 2007MY and the navi is seriously lacking and more of a distraction than a benefit on a car such as this.
Yeah, I think nav systems are on the same lifecycle as smartphones, not same as cars.

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Only on this forum is that quote a good thing

Looks awesome!
Thanks!

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Doesn't make the car faster lol
You mean I got ripped off? Dangit!

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like a New York taxi..
No medallion.

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I had to say it. Looks good, I am sure you will get a lot of attention if that's what you are after.


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Live it ! Very unique!!!!
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Speed yellow is so right! Excellent choice.
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HAWT!!!!!

I agree, dakar is too faded, and Atacama is better...but Speed Yellow is off the charts!

Congrats on meeting your car on the Welt! You car is gonna be a sick ride back home!
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Congrats! I love bright colors on the E9x.
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it's hard to get yellow colored cars to just look right, this time you did. congrats.


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I'm curious OP, had you seen Sophisto Grey in person? I'm wondering what your thoughts are on it compared to Sparkling Graphite.
I've seen only pictures, but it looks to be more of a laquered look, less of a sparkly look.

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To each his own. Glad you love it!
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Absolutely STUNNING, congrats!
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WOW!! Really beautiful, congrats! The color is perfect.
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Standing ovation. Awesome color and cudos for actually ordering it
Thanks!

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First of all, congratulations on your new car. Let me tell you that despite the fact that colors and tastes are a matter of opinion, the yellow color shouln't be thought of twice. All yellow colors are the best and no other color beats it when it comes for turning people's heads.

So I guess you made the absolute right choice. Now regarding tuning and modifying it, I'm more than 100% against that decision because you're going to mess it up BIG time.
As I said in the original post, I'm not doing any mods that cannot be fully reversed. I'm not planning on any tuning.

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Nice choice in color INDEED.
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Good work!
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I love Speed Yellow. Congrats.


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I wish my car didn't have navigation, or it could be updated with software only. It's completely out of date and lacks features. My smart phone does everything better.
Yeah, my 2007 3 series had DVD nav that was 20+ years out of date as to existence of roads etc. It was frustrating even then.

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